Mr. Alex Okoh was until his appointment by the Federal Government on Thursday, April 13, 2017 as the Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), the Managing Partner of Ashford & McGuire Consulting Ltd.
The DG, who is currently a member of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council, has 32 years experience, of which 22 were in the banking industry where his responsibilities involved general management, leadership and organizational development. In his banking career, he functioned in a variety of roles; including corporate banking, operations and treasury, often leading projects and initiating and designing processes.
He was the Managing Director/CEO of NNB International Bank Plc from 2001 to 2006 where his visionary leadership took the bank from a comatose state to a position of enhanced value for stakeholders.
He also has 10 years in management consultancy, having functioned as the Managing Partner of Ashford & McGuire Consulting Ltd, a top wholly indigenous consulting firm.
Okoh is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program and has also acquired international working exposure through programs with Citibank New York, Fidelity Bank London, Swiss Banking Corporation Zurich and Grindlays Bank, Zimbabwe. His former employers include Nigeria International Bank Limited (Citibank) and United Bank for Africa Plc.
He studied Sociology at the University of Benin and holds a Masters degree in Banking & Finance from the University of Ibadan and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School.